Error about GCC when building *.so or *.lvmodelso from LabVIEW Project

Updated Feb 8, 2024

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • VeriStand

Operating System

  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

  • When I try to build a Shared Library (.so) for a NI Linux RT Target within my LabVIEW Project, I receive an error that says GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is not installed.
  • I am trying to generate a VeriStand Model for my NI Linux RT target (*.lvmodelso) from a VI in LabVIEW, but it get an error message.

Solution

In order to build a Shared Library of a LV Model from the LabVIEW Project for a target running NI Linux RT, you must have the appropriate version of the C/C++ Development Tools for NI Linux Real-Time installed as referenced by the charts below. 
 

Correct Version of C/C++ Development Tools for LabVIEW-Generated .so Files

LabVIEW Version for .so FilesCorrect Version of C/C++ Development Tools
2014-2016Eclipse Edition 2014-2016
2017 and laterEclipse Edition 2017
 

Correct Version of C/C++ Development Tools for LabVIEW-Generated VeriStand Models

VeriStand Version for LabVIEW-Generated ModelsCorrect Version of C/C++ Development Tools
2017 and earlierEclipse Edition 2014-2016
2018 and laterEclipse Edition 2017
 

How to Manually Install the C/C++ Development Tools

You can download and install the C/C++ Development Tools Download - NI from the NI web site.

If you need the Eclipse Edition 2014-2016, please reach out to Technical Support by creating a Service Request.

Additional Information

For reference, the full software stack needed and the order of installation is the following:

  1. LabVIEW 
  2. LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  3. LabVIEW FPGA Module
  4. VeriStand (matching year with LabVIEW)
  5. CompactRIO Drivers
  6. C/C++ Development Tools for NI Linux Real-Time, Eclipse Edition